Arts and Craft Projects, Chemistry Experiments for Kids, Cool Science Experiments, Fall Science, General, Gifts Kids Can Make, Kitchen Science, Science Experiments, STEAM educationa

Salt Crystal Leaves

Looking for educational toys, science kits, monthly crafts for kids, monthly subscriptions for kids, a monthly craft box or kids craft subscription? Green Kid Crafts, kids craft subscription and maker of the best subscription boxes, including award-winning arts and craft subscription boxes and best monthly subscription boxes has what you're looking for!

Looking for educational toys, science kits, monthly crafts for kids, monthly subscriptions for kids, a monthly craft box or kids craft subscription? Green Kid Crafts, kids craft subscription and maker of the best subscription boxes, including award-winning arts and craft subscription boxes and best monthly subscription boxes has what you're looking for!Salt Crystal Leaves

Watching crystals grow is one of the neatest science experiments to watch. Looking to see how long they take to form, if they form big or small crystals, if they form any differently than they might form on something else…endless possibilities. This experiment reminds you of what might happen when frost forms on leaves.

Supplies

  • Salt (preferably a whole bag/box)
  • Mason jars
  • Pipe Cleaners
  • Clothes pins
  • Leaf templates (optional)

Looking for educational toys, science kits, monthly crafts for kids, monthly subscriptions for kids, a monthly craft box or kids craft subscription? Green Kid Crafts, kids craft subscription and maker of the best subscription boxes, including award-winning arts and craft subscription boxes and best monthly subscription boxes has what you're looking for!

Instructions

Print leaf templates (if desired). We discovered free templates on Pinterest that we formed our pipe cleaners into leaf forms.

Looking for educational toys, science kits, monthly crafts for kids, monthly subscriptions for kids, a monthly craft box or kids craft subscription? Green Kid Crafts, kids craft subscription and maker of the best subscription boxes, including award-winning arts and craft subscription boxes and best monthly subscription boxes has what you're looking for!

In a medium saucepot, heat 2.5 cups of water per mason jar. We used three mason jars equaling six cups of water.

For three or more jars, we dumped the entire contents of our salt package into the pan (the more salt you use, the better your results!) This experiment will fail if there is not enough salt used. It’s better for it to be over-saturated, as our pictures will show.

Looking for educational toys, science kits, monthly crafts for kids, monthly subscriptions for kids, a monthly craft box or kids craft subscription? Green Kid Crafts, kids craft subscription and maker of the best subscription boxes, including award-winning arts and craft subscription boxes and best monthly subscription boxes has what you're looking for!

Pour the hot water into the jars. Place one leaf inside each jar. Use a clothespin to clip the leaf to the jar. You want to be sure the pipe cleaner doesn’t touch the edges/sides or the bottom of the jar.

Looking for educational toys, science kits, monthly crafts for kids, monthly subscriptions for kids, a monthly craft box or kids craft subscription? Green Kid Crafts, kids craft subscription and maker of the best subscription boxes, including award-winning arts and craft subscription boxes and best monthly subscription boxes has what you're looking for!

Set your jars by a sunny area and leave for at least two days. We left ours for five. The longer they are left, the more crystals should grow. After five days, we had crystals galore! In fact our solution started oozing out of the jars it was so saturated with salt.

Looking for educational toys, science kits, monthly crafts for kids, monthly subscriptions for kids, a monthly craft box or kids craft subscription? Green Kid Crafts, kids craft subscription and maker of the best subscription boxes, including award-winning arts and craft subscription boxes and best monthly subscription boxes has what you're looking for!

It was interesting to see how one leaf in particular seemed to collect a lot of “crystals” versus others (maybe there was more salt in that particular jar?) It was a good time to review our experiment and discuss what happened. Did the results match what we thought would happen? How were the results different or similar to what we thought would happen at the start? I love activities where it provokes some deep thinking to take place!

For more science experiments for kids, please check out our blog!

Now offering 30% your first month of any subscription!


Photographs and content by: Heather Kucenski

Related Posts

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *